After some more testing with unpasteurized fresh pressed apple cider from Julian, California Kim knocked this one out of the park. If you missed #101212 make sure you check that one out if you want to try something with Gin. Now back to #101412, the smell itself will grab you, and make sure you use a good aged bourbon.
Here is the recipe, if you tweak it and improve upon it please let us know!
2oz Aged Bourbon
2oz Unpasteurized Pressed Apple Cider (Can substitute any fresh pressed cider)
1/2oz Maple Syrup
1/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
3 Slices of Fresh Apple (Cubed)
2 Pinches Cinnamon
1 Cinnamon Stick
Muddle apple, maple syrup, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice into a martini shaker. Shake to blend all of the amazing flavors, and strain over ice or directly into a martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick